What Happens To The Marvel Cinematic Universe When Joss Whedon Leaves?

Marvel started making its own movies with Iron Man, but the quality control really got excellent starting with Captain America. Which happens to be around the time Joss Whedon came on board as a creative consultant. What happens to Marvel's movies when Whedon leaves? Nobody knows yet. But here's what we know so far. » 11/10/14 1:29pm 11/10/14 1:29pm

Captain America 2 Is Even Better As A Low-Budget '80s Action Flick

2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Pretty good. Captain America: Winter Soldier, as if it had been made by legendary B-movie producers Golan and Globus as part of their cheese-tastic Cannon Films line? GLORIOUS. You know, if Marvel skipped Civil War and just made this, I'd be totally fine. » 11/07/14 9:34am 11/07/14 9:34am

7 Ways Marvel Studios Rewarded Comicbook Fans’ Loyalty

Marvel Studios has rewarded the loyalty of its fans in a lot of ways (chief among them the simple fact that they produce consistent, quality content), but here I want to specifically highlight the way they reward loyalty to fans of the comicbooks, to people who enjoy accuracy to the source material. I had the thought… » 10/19/14 11:55am 10/19/14 11:55am

Could An Evil Mega-Corporation Ever Exist In Real Life?

Dystopian stories are full of evil corporations that rule the world. But writers seldom explain how they rose to power in the first place. Could an amoral mega-corp really exist? We talked to a couple experts to find out. The good news: It probably couldn't happen. Bad news: We may already be getting something worse. » 9/04/14 9:00am 9/04/14 9:00am

10 Times When Comics And Movies Sexualized Male Superheroes

You've heard the argument that male superheroes are sexualized simply because they are often bare-chested. But a man taking off his shirt doesn't make him a sex object. It's actually rare to find examples of male superheroes who truly are sexualized the way women are in comics. Here are ten examples. » 8/28/14 10:59am 8/28/14 10:59am

A Fan Video That Celebrates Marvel's Quieter Moments

The Marvel movies rightly get praise for their action and their witty writing, but Gen Kim has made a video that focuses on the universe's more subtle moments. Without dialogue, and set to José González's "Stay Alive," the emotion the actors convey with their faces and body language are thrown into stark relief. » 8/27/14 9:00pm 8/27/14 9:00pm